MIKE DEODATO JR. Exiting MARVEL Earlier Than Expected

Mike Deodato Jr.
Mike Deodato Jr.
Credit: Waldemar José Solha
Credit: Mike Deodato Jr. (Marvel Comics)

Marvel Comics have informed retailers that artist Mike Deodato Jr. has been removed from October 2's Savage Avengers #6, with Kim Jacinto slotted in as his replacement. Deodato's worked almost exclusively for Marvel from 2003 to 2019.

Savage Avengers #6 was to be the veteran Marvel artist's last work with the company, as he openly talked about leaving the company for outside work. He is currently working on Dark Horse's Berserker Unbound and AWA's The Resistance.

Deodato's last scheduled interior work for Marvel is September 4's Savage Avengers #5. Deodato plans to continue doing covers for Marvel.

Here is the updated solicitation for Savage Avengers #6.

Credit: Marvel Comics

SAVAGE AVENGERS #6
GERRY DUGGAN (W) • KIM JACINTO (A) • Cover by DAVID FINCH
• Conan & The Punisher attempt to walk out of the Savage Land hauling the caskets of Frank’s family...through Antarctica.
• Frank Castle never was much of a religious man...but now he’s firmly “Crom-curious”
• Watch out for the last page, it’s a doozy.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

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